I am told that many people, toward the end of their days, look back over their life and say they wish they had taken the time to ‘reflect’ more often.
This week as we take a look at Paul’s closing words in his 2nd letter to Timothy, we would do well to take time to reflect on the way we have lived our own lives thus far.
Paul, near the end of his days, looked back and said "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day" (v 6-8).
Can we say the same?
Paul also reflected on those times in his life when all others had deserted Him, the Lord stayed with him and gave him strength to persevere in preaching the gospel.
God’s faithfulness to him in the past meant that Paul was assured that God would continue to rescue him and will bring him safely to his heavenly home (V 16-18).
I trust we can say the same as we reflect on our own lives. Will you take the time to do that this week?
You may also like to take the time to watch this 7 minute video summarising the book of 2 Timothy as we finish this sermon series this week. Click HERE.